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pi·a

 (pī′ə, pē′ə)
n.
The pia mater.

pi′al adj.

pia

(ˈpaɪə; ˈpiːə)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy the innermost of the three membranes that cover the brain and the spinal cord
2. (Plants) a herb from East India which has an edible root that produces arrowroot starch
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Noun1.pia - perennial herb of East Indies to Polynesia and Australiapia - perennial herb of East Indies to Polynesia and Australia; cultivated for its large edible root yielding Otaheite arrowroot starch
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Tacca, Tacca - genus of tropical plants with creeping rootstocks and small umbellate flowers
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He had contended that a very harsh action had been taken against him that resulted in his public humiliation, and removal from the office of PIO, despite the fact that neither had he attended the meeting at the Prime Minister's House nor the outcome of the meeting was conveyed to him.
The session also witnessed distinguished PIO Parliamentarians placing their experiences before the gathering and how they are still very much connected to their roots in India through the Principles of Peace and Harmony that they have imbibed from their ancestors.
Therefore, the PIO cards, most of which are hand-written, are being currently converted to OCI cards without any extra fee till 31st December, 2017," the Embassy of India said.
Abu Dhabi: The last date free of charge conversion of PIO (Person of Indian Origin) cards into OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) cards is December 31, 2017.
Therefore, the PIO cards, most of which are hand-written, are being currently converted to OCI ones without any extra fee till December 31,' the Indian Embassy in Muscat stated.
They appraised the PIO about their problems and presented suggestions for its solution.
Government failed to search new officer for this hectic post so that why it is considering appointing Mirza Saleem Baig as a PIO.
Michelle Kennedy, PIO for the 18th Judicial Circuit, had just been hired in 2000 and was among those new to the courts.
There are 16 district and provincial hospitals in Cebu; 10 of them have been checked and reviewed by the PIO as per their needs and damages.
Turab Khan Jadoon also spoke to the participants on the utility and importance of the law and the role of PIO in implementation of the law.
At the core of PIO is the Parent Management Training curriculum developed by Oregon Social Learning Center scientists and practitioners during the past 50 years.
Singh -- who deals with cases relating to personnel and police departments -- did not impose penalty on any PIO though he dealt with 357 cases in one year.